This event is the forth in the “Interconnecting governance and culture” Research Programme.
Read more about the Research Programme here.
The programme is part of the Good Governance Research Forum which guides and equips organizations, academics and researchers to connect and establish effective governance practices.
Inclusivity is believed to impact the quality of governance, but how does that happen?
CoSteer has been part of the Good Governance Research Forum for over a year and has been exploring the relationships between governance and organisational culture.
At this, our 4th session, Perrin Carey, founder of CoSteer, presents new data and understandings emerging from their research, specifically –
Governance is inherently very difficult to measure and the codification of corporate governance has also led organisations to slide towards a ‘tick box’ approach, despite the requirements for ‘comply or explain’ statements in certain countries.
The measures that do exist are simply not enough, and in fact, don’t really get at the heart of the question, “how well are both the organisation, and the people within the organisation, ‘being steered’ and how well are they ‘steering’?”.
Most measures of corporate governance focus on compliance related issues. Numerous rating models also seem to focus on the inputs of governance, such as the composition of boards and the separation of the CEO and chairman roles and diversity.
All admirable, however, Argüden (2010) argues that these measures simply do not pay sufficient attention to the quality of information, decision-making processes, nor do they link the effectiveness of governance to output measures such as the brand image, employee and customer satisfaction indices, or profitability and value creation.
We believe humans are at the centre of our organisations and our communities. Improve one and you improve the other. We explore empathy, ethical intelligence, and compassion and how they impact and improve organisational performance.
Dr Grebe is a chartered accountant and senior lecturer at the University of South Africa (Unisa).
She teaches postgraduate accounting sciences through blended learning using technology in distance education, and through face-to-face study schools throughout South Africa. During her employment at Unisa, she also acted as Coordinator: Master’s and Doctoral Degrees for the College of Accounting Sciences (CAS), chairperson of the research ethics committee and chairperson of the Gauteng North Region of the Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA).
Before joining Unisa as academic, she gained ten years’ experience in audit practice and in commerce.
Perrin graduated with a post-graduate qualification in Corporate Governance from Bournemouth University in the U.K. and is a speaker and author in the field of governance and organisational culture. He’s passionate about making the world a better place by improving the governance within organisations. He is currently involved in research exploring the interconnections between, organisational culture, ethical decision-making and organisational performance.
Professionally qualified (Dip(Comp)), Fellow of the International Compliance Association (FICA) and experienced senior executive who has worked in compliance, risk management, governance and quality assurance for 20 years. This has involved financial services institutions, eGaming, UK Higher Education institutions, global education providers, and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
Perrin is a founder and the CEO of CoSteer®, who are the creators of their proprietary technology, GOVindicia®, which measures governance using human data and an evidenced-based, scientific methodology.
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